Checking walleye off the old bucket list

We arrive at the boat launch at 6:30 a.m. Strong west winds come roaring through the elm trees. The Columbia looks more like the Pacific than a river. Wind waves of two to four feet are tipped with white. “Could be an interesting ride out there,” Tom mutters. “Hey, that 28-foot Alumaweld is built to handle the ocean,” Devon responds. “This will be nothing.” Devon Pearsall put this trip together. He had heard about the successes’ Donald Koskela of Pastime Fishing Adventures, had been having on recent walleye trips. He needs four anglers for a trip. Pearsall, formally of...

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